Spending spring break with Habitat for Humanity

Spring break is often marked by vacations and trip to the beach for many college-aged students, but, a group of Goshen College students will be spending their upcoming spring break more charitably.

The group is volunteering with Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for families and individuals in the area in need of the assistance.

Students say it is a great reminder for them to get off campus and help out the less fortunate.

“So what we're getting out of this is a time of doing service but also learning something new. And as a team, we work together and teamwork, and learning new skills and at the same time, getting out of your comfort zone and being able to do something that you might not have done in a classroom,” said Goshen College junior, Aradhana Roberts.

According to Habitat for Humanity site supervisor, Duffy Sherman, “It's a huge reward for them. Like I said, a lot of times they'll show up and I'll say we're going to build a roof today, and the reaction I get is like this is impossible, we're not going to be able to do this. And by the end of the day, there's a roof on the house.

The work on the home is expected to be complete in the next few weeks.


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